Visiting 20-21

Our location

Opening Times:

Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 – 16:00

General admission to the Gallery is FREE and there is no booking required.

Our accessible toilet and baby changing facility are available for public use.


20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Church Square, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 6TA.

Phone Number

Reception: 01724 297070

(Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 – 16:00)

Getting Here

20-21 is in the former St John’s Church situated in Church Square, between the end of Scunthorpe High Street, and Brigg Road. The entrance to the centre is in Church Square, in the new building to the right of the church clock tower.

Car icon Visiting by car

Exit the M180 at junction 4. Follow the signs to A18 (Scunthorpe) and then the A1029 (Brigg Road).

We recommend parking at the pay and display car park on Carlton Street (DN15 6TA), which offers 2 hours FREE parking and only minutes down the road. Once you’ve parked, exit the car park and turn right. Walk down to the end of Carlton Street. This brings you out into Church Square, to your right is 20-21 Visual Arts Centre.

Disabled parking spaces are available at the top of Carlton Street (DN15 6NL), adjacent to Scunthorpe Central, approximately 60m from the building entrance.

North Lincolnshire Council car parks in Scunthorpe offer up to two hours parking for free and are free of charge all day Saturday – don’t forget to display a ticket! Please note ticket machines are coin operated.

Train IconVisiting by train

20-21 Visual Arts Centre is a 15 minute walk from Scunthorpe Railway Station. Exit the station and turn right. Walk along Station Road until you come to a pedestrian crossing. Cross here and continue along Station Road until you come to Carlton Street. Turn into Carlton Street and walk down to the bottom of this road until you get to Church Square. Look to your right and you will see 20-21 Visual Arts Centre.

Bus IconVisiting by bus

20-21 is a short walk from Scunthorpe Bus Station, through a pedestrian area. Exit the bus station via Jubilee Walk, head through The Foundry’s covered shopping arcade, turn right and continue ahead into Church Square. You will see the repurposed church building of 20-21 ahead of you.

There are regular bus services between Hull, Barton and Scunthorpe.

Bicycle-52 Visiting by Bicycle

Scunthorpe is connected to the National Cycle Network via routes 1 and 169. From the railway station follow the cycle lane east along Station Road, and turn left onto Carlton Street at the second set of traffic lights. Head to the end of Carlton Street and across Church Square to the right. There is a cycle rack adjacent to the building entrance.

For a map of cycle routes in Scunthorpe, and further information about cycling in North Lincolnshire.


20-21 is fully accessible to pushchairs and wheelchairs. Our accessible toilet and baby changing facility are available for public use.

There are parking spaces for blue badge holders in front of Church Square House.

20-21 are delighted to introduce Sensory Backpacks to help aid the visit of a SEND child as they explore our Art Gallery. The bag can be collected from the reception desk and is FREE to use throughout your visit. The contents of the bag will provide entertainment, stimulation and support with engaging in the exhibition spaces and collections.

For a visual guide of what to expect when visiting the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre please click here.

For any questions about accessibility at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre please call 01724 297070.

We look forward to seeing you!

Donations for free activities are gratefully received.

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